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Bárðarbunga, the End of the Eruption or…?

Fig 1. From Holuhraun lava field 4 March 2015. The central part of the crater Baugur (Circle) on March 4th, view to the North along the crater. The encrusted surface of the lava lake has collapsed. Its remains are now a course, black rubble at the bottom of the crater. Small vents of blueish gas…

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2nd. fissure eruption started.

Today in the morning hours the fissure which had produced lava flows 2 days ago erupted again. One could get quite a good glimpse on the ongoing eruption on the Milacams. The eruption occurs at the same place as last time ( Holuhraun). The fissure seems to be 1,5 to 1,8 km long. It appears…

Photograph of Eyjafjarðar by Unnur Elva Hallsdóttir.

Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá magmatic emplacement

As I am writing this I can’t help myself from remembering all the stuttering news-anchors trying to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull. Something tells me that they will not have an easier time with Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá. Yesterday I decided to put in a short piece about the earthquake swarm at Eyjafjarðar at Gjögurtá since I noticed how…

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Tolbachik still not giving up

Attention to active volcanoes tends to go down the longer they are active. The only time you hear something about Kilauea for example is when something like a lava lake drains, new lava fountains show up or when a piece of property is destroyed by the ever-present lava flows, which are in itself one of…